Orton Heads HHC One-Two-Three In Oulton Qualifying


HHC Motorsport team-mates Jamie Orton, Carl Breeze and Will Burns topped the timesheets in qualifying for the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Oulton Park.

It was once again Tom Oliphant who led the fight to the HHC trio, the Century Motorsport man having set the pace in Friday practice by nearly half a second.

Oliphant sat in provisional pole position early on in the twenty minute session, however the HHC men soon usurped him at the top of the times.

Championship leader Breeze laid down his marker with a 1m 25.230s lap to head the pack with seven minutes to go, at which point he elected to pull into the pits and end his session.

It was almost at the exact moment that Breeze stepped out his G55 that Orton snatched the pole position, his best time of 1m 25.160s giving him top spot by seven hundredths of a second.

Burns’ best of 1m 25.308s secured him third on the grid, while Oliphant was left to settle for fourth, despite him improving his time in the closing minutes whilst his rivals watched on from the pitlane.

Bradley Smith carried his strong pace from Thruxton into the weekend and secured fifth overall ahead of Mitchell Hale, with Michael Caine and Ollie Jackson sharing row four.

Tom Wrigley took ninth, while Callum Pointon rounded out the top ten in his debut Supercup qualifying session with the returning Total Control Racing.

Behind Reece Somerfield, another Supercup debutant in Ade Barwick secured the AM class pole position in twelfth overall ahead of class points leader Colin White.

Series returnee Connaire Finn, Chris Ingram, Paul Monahon, Osamu Kawashima and Fraser Robertson completed the class runners, the latter being one of three drivers to see times disallowed for exceeding track limits during the session.

Full qualifying results can be found here.